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Paes-Dlouhy in semis; Bhupathi, Bopanna crash out in Dubai

February 26, 2010 09:41 IST

Indian ace Leander Paes and his Czech partner Lukas Dlouhy advanced to the doubles semi-finals while it was curtains for compatriots Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna in the Dubai Tennis Championships on Thursday.

The second-seeded pair of Paes and Dlouhy beat Arnaud Clement of France and Robert Lindstedt of Sweden 7-6(3), 6-1 in the quarter-finals on Thursday to set up a clash with Christopher Kas of Germany and Belgian Dick Norman.

Christopher and Dick stunned fourth seeds Frantisek Cerman of Czech Republic and Slovak Michal Mertinak 6-4, 6-2 in another quarter-finals.

However, it was end of roads for Bhupathi as he and his Belarus partner Max Mirnyi were defeated 4-6, 4-6 by Simon Aspelin of Sweden and Australian Paul Hanley in the last-eight match.

Wildcards Rohan Bopanna of India and his Pakistani partner Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi became a first round casualty after going down 7-5, 6-7(5), 8-10 in the first round against Clement and Lindstedt on Wednesday.

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